Rakesh, a seasoned tax professional with over 18 years of experience in Big 4 firms across the Middle East and India, holds the esteemed title of Fellow Chartered Accountant (21st rank) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. A Commerce graduate from the University of Mumbai, India, Rakesh has recently co-led the corporate and international tax team, providing comprehensive tax and regulatory services in Oman to a diverse clientele, both local and international. His extensive client portfolio spans various sectors, including oil and gas, financial services, healthcare, media, transportation, logistics, manufacturing, and services.
In his role, Rakesh has been instrumental in leading industry initiatives and addressing tax practice matters. His expertise lies in inbound and outbound investment structuring, economic and free zones, foreign collaborations, and joint ventures. Rakesh has offered guidance on permanent establishment issues, tax treaty interpretations, withholding tax, and tax holiday claims for multinational companies across the Middle East, US, Europe, and India.
Notably, he has successfully represented clients in tax assessments and high-stakes dispute resolution matters, even serving as a special representative before the London Court of Arbitration. Rakesh has also handled critical industry matters before tax authorities and has practical experience in global mobility, transfer pricing, and indirect tax. Beyond his core tax work, he has led projects in tax technology, transformation, tax risk process review, and regulatory engagements. A recognized speaker at public events and seminars, Rakesh contributes thought leadership articles to public forums.